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Harley is a light golden retriever sitting with his tongue out in front of an outdoor swimming pool.

‘Bark Atah’: JCC to Host Blessing of Dogs, Pool Party

Harley, a 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, is a Jewish dog, at least according to his owner Amy Foster, the chief program officer of the...

National News

David Cicilline, Jewish Progressive, Is New Chair of House Middle East Subcommittee

House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats named Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island as chairman of its Middle East subcommittee.

Yom Kippur Student Absences Could Cost Michigan Schools State Funding

The holiest day of the Jewish calendar couldn’t come at a worse time for Michigan public schools this year.

US Rabbis Share Their High Holiday Messages

By Jacob Gurvis As Jews across the United States and the world gathered for the High Holidays, there were sure to be a handful of...


A jar lid of jam with a pumpkin on it reads, "SHANAH TOVAH. Tunisian Pumpkin Jam. Refrigerate after opening.

Synagogue Hopes For Jam-packed Sweet New Year

This year, Beth David Reform Congregation wanted to ring in the new year a little differently than with just apples and honey. Last week, members...

Historians React to Ken Burns’ Holocaust Documentary

If there’s one thing that Ken Burns’, Sarah Botstein's and Lynn Novick's new docuseries “The U.S. and The Holocaust” makes clear, it’s that Franklin...

New Indie Production Company Leviathan Will Make Jewish Stories for Film, TV

A new independent production company aims to “ensure the Jewish tradition is carried forward” on TV and film.

Israel Kills 4, Wounds at Least 44 in Military Raid in Jenin, Prompting Fatah...

 Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded at least 44 Wednesday./

More Than 75,000 Immigrants Later, Aliyah Organization Is About a Lot More Than Charter...

Erica Weintraub, 18, long had dreamed of immigrating to Israel.
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Yair Lapid Tells US Jewish Leaders He Loves Them, Drawing a Contrast With Netanyahu

 Yair Lapid called the people around the table “family” and “brothers and sisters.”